Buy which size of the board?
This is determined by weight you want to put on your board. The rule of thumb is ‘Bodyweight’ + at least 110 Liter extra.
For example: If you are 80 kg then you need a board with at least 190 Liter Volume. For example buy the MAGIC GLIDE 10´8 with 280 Liter. The additional volume offers stability and enables paddling with kids on board. This board automatically also fits a lighter persons.
Buy which model?
This is determined by the purpose for the board. Practically 80% buys an ALLROUND/ FAMILY catagory board that suits the whole family. These boards function on lakes, ocean and rivers.
Additionally there more specific catagories. For example boards that focus on TOURING, going faster on longer distances. These boards excel in flatwater but are not meant for waves. Roughly the following catagories can be determined.